Your professional guide will meet you at your downtown Hangzhou hotel or Hangzhou train station the time you prefer, spend few mins to discuss with your guide the sites you are interested to visit or follow the recommended itinerary from your local guide expert.
Typically, your tour starts with a beautiful walk on the famed UNESCO site West Lake , appreciate the amazing natural scenery along the lake which include some of the top 10 famed sites such as the Lotus park, Flower and fish pond which used to be a private imperial garden in the ancient times, Spring Dawn at Su causeway, you may choose to enjoy a relaxing boat cruise to fully enjoy the tranquility of the Lake.
Next, head to the famous Longjin tea plantation, where you will enjoy the splendid countryside view with vast tea terrace, enjoy sometime to have a short hike along the plantation and learn how to pick the tea leaves and local fascinating tea culture.
Then sit down at the local framer’s house enjoy a delightful and freshly prepared home cooked lunch。
In the afternoon, visit the famous Linyin scenic spot area, where you will admire the impressive stone carved Buddhas along the Fei Lai Peak which was built around 10th century and appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship from the ancient times, pay a visit to Linyin temple, one of the China top 10 Buddhist temple and get a great insight into local religious culture and history.
After that enjoy a leisure walk along Hefang ancient street, a street designed in the southern song dynasty; full of art hawkers, candy sculptors, pillow shops, caricaturists, old-fashioned movie players, storytellers, bonsai shops, teahouses, and an array of small eateries. Explore the colorful streets with the assistance from your local guide and have a great understand of local custom, culture.
If you have other specific interests or already visited the sites mentioned above you may also choose from the following top attractions to visit depends on time you have:
• Pagodas: Leifeng Pagoda, Liuhe Pagoda, Chenghuang Pagoda on Wuhill
• Museums: China National Tea Museum, China National Silk Museum
• Former Residence of Hu Xueyan
• Yunqi Bamboo Path
After the enjoyable day you will be transferred back to your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou railway station.